While the 2022 NFL Draft is over, teams aren’t done making moves.
They still have time to add players before training camp begins, granted that they still have cap space.
Therefore, it’s no surprise that teams were interested in Pro Bowl cornerback James Bradberry after he was released by the New York Giants.
It would not have happened if former Giants general manager Dave Gettleman was wise in spending the team’s cap.
Unfortunately, that wasn’t the case, leaving the Giants with a roster that would have difficulty competing against their NFC East rivals.
Eventually, the Philadelphia Eagles signed Bradberry on a one-year, $10 million deal.
Out of that number, he will get $7.25 million in guaranteed money plus $2.5 million in upsides.
The Eagles will pair him with Darius Slay to form an elite cornerback duo.
The team should feel lucky that they have two defenders that can shut down opposing wide receivers.
More importantly, the Eagles must embrace that luck is on their side, given the number of teams interested in the 28-year-old defensive back.
James Bradberry initially had 11 teams reach out, his agents whittled it down to three teams and eventually he chose the Eagles over the others. https://t.co/gt54pPi4Xm
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) May 18, 2022
ESPN’s NFL insider Adam Schefter tweeted, “James Bradberry initially had 11 teams reach out, his agents whittled it down to three teams and eventually he chose the Eagles over the others.”
Bradberry also shared to CBS Sports’ Josina Anderson that the Eagles’ scheme is a perfect fit for him.
Which Teams Showed Interest In Bradberry?
The teams that inquired about the 2020 Pro Bowler weren’t specified.
However, it’s a fair point to say that these franchises struggled in pass defense last season.
They could be the teams that gave up the most passing yards per game.
Likewise, the team must have considerable cap space to acquire Bradberry.
The $10 million he got is a luxury that some NFL team cannot afford, especially after the draft.
Using those considerations, it should be easy to identify the squads that wanted Bradberry.